Monday, October 31, 2016

Donnie Darko Is Returning To Cinemas For Its 15th Anniversary

Can you believe it is almost 15 years since Donnie Darko hit cinema screens?

Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Writer/Director Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Arrow Films have just announced that it will release the all-time indie cult classic Donnie Darko into UK (and hopefully Irish) cinemas to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a 4K Restoration. The original theatrical version will have an exclusive run at the BFI from the 16th December followed by a nationwide release from the 23rd December 2016.

The release coincides with the 15th Anniversary of the film in a deluxe Blu-ray set by distributor Arrow Films, which features both the theatrical cut and the director's cut. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the treatment it deserves.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.